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Estate Planning: 5 Reasons You Need a Living Will

A living will refers to written instructions on how you should be treated if you are unable to make decisions independently. Life is full of uncertainty; therefore, you need to draft a will to protect yourself against an unfortunate incidence. Here are some of the reasons you should consider investing in a living will.

Secures You When You Are Unable to Communicate

One of the greatest advantages of drafting a will is to secure yourself in the event that you lose the ability to express your wishes. For example, a person in life support or who has suffered a coma may not be able to communicate their wishes. The medical practitioner is left to make all the decisions which can be very dangerous especially in life threatening conditions.

Prevents Arguments between Your Loved Ones

Without a living will, there is bound to be contention among your family members if you were to be incapacitated. To avoid all this, you need to get a lawyer like those from Donald B Linsky & Associate Pa to write you a living will to eliminate any future debate or arguments regarding your well-being.

Expresses Concerns about Your Health

A living will enables you to specify the treatment you want to receive if you suffer a terminal or critical illness. Living wills enable you to specify any level of care, ranging from no treatment to life-saving methods. It is advisable to update your living will often to reflect the changing trends and advancements in health care.

Preserves Your Legacy

A living will helps you preserve your legacy and prevent it from being obliterated by expensive health costs. It can be difficult for your loved ones to guess what you would have wanted and in most cases they would prefer to spend a lot of money to keep you alive. However, with a living will, you are able to eliminate doubt regarding your wishes and to secure your family’s finances, and your estate, by expressing the limits of health treatment.

Your Residential Preferences

You may be suffering from an illness that extends up to a certain festive season like Christmas. May be you like spending Christmas at the North Pole but you are incapacitated and can’t express this concern. While every state has its own rules regarding living wills, when you draft a living will, ensure it is in accordance with the rules of where you want to reside.

A living will is an important document for securing your future and that of your loved ones in the event of an unfortunate incidence. Writing and updating your living will ensures you express your wishes, prevent family feuds, dictate the terms of your health treatment, and preserve your legacy.

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her husky Snowball. You can find her on Twitter at @LizzieWeakley and on Facebook at

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I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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